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Issued at 4.30am Monday 24 November
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BENHA Peel boy born and bred, Ben is delighted to be back with Manx Radio presenting the Late Show from Monday through to Thursday.

Ben has always loved radio since he was very young - and when he was at QEII High School, he was lucky enough to do a weeks work experience at Manx Radio. He enjoyed himself so much that he picked up work with the radio station at weekends doing everything from helping to man reception to making the tea!

A full time position in the Programme Department became available in 1998 and Ben has never looked back. He spent six years with Manx Radio presenting just about every programme on the schedule. He also played a key position behind the scenes producing The Geraldine Jamison Interview, The Mannin Line, Countryside and many other programmes.

However, in 2004 Ben headed to the bright lights of London and spent time working at several radio stations there. In 2007 he moved out to the suburbs of the Home Counties and began working at BBC Surrey - initially he was the Breakfast Show reporter covering a wide range of stories from the Heathrow Airport extension to St Georges Day celebrations in Guildford. He also spent a very happy two years presenting the stations Early Breakfast programme.

But the pull of the Isle of Man proved too much and last year Ben headed back to home territory. In his spare time he's trying to do as much walking as possible in preperation for this years Parish Walk !!